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First Time Freshman

A first-time freshman is a student who has not attended a university, community college, or technical school after graduating from high school or passing a high school equivalency exam.

Are you an International Freshman Applicant?

An international student who has not enrolled in college level coursework in either the United States or abroad. See checklist for international first time freshman

Readiness Test Scores for College-Level English and Math

ACT English18ACT Math19
SAT writing & language (New – 2016 and later)25SAT Math (New – 2016 and later)500
SAT critical writing (Old – prior to 2016)450SAT Math (Old – prior to 2016)460
ACCUPLACER sentence skills86ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra65
COMPASS writing70COMPASS Algebra40

First Time Freshman Checklist

  • Apply for admissions and scholarships
  • Submit your official ACT or SAT scores directly to McNeese from the testing agency (McNeese ACT school code 1594/SAT school code 6403).
  • Pay $20 application fee – After application is processed via your MyMcNeese portal.
  • Submit Proof of Immunization Compliance Form.pdf PDF icon.
  • Submit copy of draft card (males ages 18 – 25 only).
  • (Home School Only) Have your home-school send your transcript to McNeese now and final transcript after you graduate.
  • Submit official college transcripts directly to McNeese from institutions attended for any college courses completed while in high school.
  • Out-of-State High SchoolHave your high school submit to McNeese your transcript now and then your final transcript after you graduate.
  • Home-SchoolSubmit copy of your home-school state approval letter.
  • Optional: Complete the financial aid application at (McNeese FAFSA school code 002017).
  • Optional: Complete application for on-campus housing at
  • Optional: Purchase a commuter or residence campus dining meal plan at

First Time Freshman Requirements